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The Philly Four: Sixers named of the most innovative sports franchises in the world

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Philadelphia postpones school start time change

  • The School District of Philadelphia backtracked and decided against pushing back school start times next year, citing "these challenging times." In March, Philadelphia announced that the start of public schools would be pushed back to 9 a.m., a measure meant to help bus transportation. The district said postponing the change was the "caring thing to do" and that it would allow more family stability next year.

Testimony finishes in Philly cops sexual assault, corruption trial

  • The testimony in the sexual assault and corruption trial of fired Philadelphia homicide detective Philip Nordo ended with closing arguments expected to take place on Thursday. Prosecutors accuse Nordo of posting secret legal documents tied to a 2015 shooting and to a man who they say he tried to sexually assault in an elevator at the roundhouse. Texts also appear to show Nordo and his partner bragging about manipulating witnesses and informants.

Flyers interview John Tortorella for head coach

  • The Philadelphia Flyers' search for their next head coach continues as they interview divisive former coach John Tortorella. The fiery former Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks and Columbus Blue Jackets coach is known around the league for his abrasive attitude in the locker room and towards the media. Tortorella has won the Jack Adams Award for best coach twice in his career and is currently featured on ESPN's hockey coverage.

Sixers named one of the most innovative teams in sports

  • The Philadelphia 76ers were named the fifth most innovative sports team in the world, finishing the highest of any U.S.-based team on a list compiled by Boston fan intelligence. The list ranks teams based on their ability to win over future fans. Some of the metrics used to determine this are revenue diversification, technology enablement and organizational ability.

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